It's about one-six-hundredth as long as The Volga
In other words, 5,214 ells is 0.00169 times the length of The Volga, and the length of The Volga is 592 times that amount.(a.k.a. Волга, a.k.a. İdel (Идел), a.k.a. Атăл (Atăl), a.k.a. Edil, a.k.a. İdil, a.k.a. Рав (Rav)) (from the Valdai Hills, Tver Oblast, Russia through the Caspian Sea)
The largest river in Europe, the Volga river runs 3,090,000 ells in total length. World War II's Battle of Stalingrad between the Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, which resulted in nearly two million casualties, was fought in part for control of the river.
It's about one-six-hundred-fiftieth as long as The Mississippi River
In other words, 5,214 ells is 0.001582 times the length of The Mississippi River, and the length of The Mississippi River is 632.10 times that amount.(from Lake Itasca, Minnesota through Pilottown, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana)
The total length of the Mississippi River is 3,295,000 ells. Prior to the development of soil erosion programs, the Mississippi River would carry approximately 400 million metric tons of sediment from its banks to the Gulf of Mexico every year.
It's about 700 times as long as a London bus
In other words, 5,214 ells is 711 times the length of a London bus, and the length of a London bus is 0.00141 times that amount.(Routemaster Double-Decker, RM standard specification)
The Routemaster Double-Decker buses, well-known as icons of London, measure 7.330 ells in length. The buses were said to be well-designed for travel in the London traffic, as they offered an open door for riders to board and exit even while the bus was moving at low speeds, and a full-time conductor to collect fares.
It's about one-seven-hundred-fiftieth as long as The Distance from L.A. to New York
In other words, 5,214 ells is 0.00133 times the length of The Distance from L.A. to New York, and the length of The Distance from L.A. to New York is 752 times that amount.(Los Angeles, California to New York City, New York) (via I-10 E, I-15 N, I-70 E, I-76 E, I-80 E, I-280 E)
The total length of the freeway route from Los Angeles, California to New York City, New York via Interstate 80 is 3,930,000 ells long. This route intersects eleven states and several major cities, including Las Vegas, Nevada; Denver, Colorado; Lincoln, Nebraska; Omaha, Nebraska; Des Moines, Iowa; South Bend, Indiana; and Cleveland, Ohio.
It's about one-eight-hundredth as long as I-80
In other words, 5,214 ells is 0.00128494 times the length of I-80, and the length of I-80 is 778.2460 times that amount.(a.k.a. Interstate 80, a.k.a. Keystone Shortway) (net length)
Interstate 80, crosses the continent of North America from Teaneck, New Jersey to San Francisco, California and covers a total length of 4,057,770 ells. A 52,493.40 ells stretch between mile marker 318 in Grand Island, Nebraska and mile marker 390 in Lincoln, Nebraska is the longest straight path in the US Interstate system.
It's about 1,000 times as tall as a Giraffe
It's about one-one-thousandth as long as The Great Wall of China (wall only)
In other words, 5,214 ells is 0.0009522 times the length of The Great Wall of China (wall only), and the length of The Great Wall of China (wall only) is 1,050 times that amount.(长城, 長城, Chángchéng, a.k.a. 万里长城, 萬里長城, Wànlǐ Chángchéng) (a.k.a. "The long wall of 10,000 Li") (from Shanhaiguan through Lop Nur, China) (wall segments only)
The Great Wall of China has total wall segment length of 5,476,000 ells. Built and maintained in multiple sections over about eleven centuries, the Great Wall is currently suffering the effects of erosion, especially in the older sections made primarily out of mud.